Temporary Contraceptives by Rural Young Women.

Chhabra S

Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra, India

Published Date: 2022-06-18

Chhabra S
Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra, India

Received: June 10, 2022; Accepted: June 14, 2022; Published: June 18, 2022

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Abstract

Background: Globally low, inconsistent use of contraceptives by young people contribute to many unintended pregnancies but
providing quality contraceptives, to sexually active young people continues to be global concern, of India too. Objective: Present
study was undertaken to know use of temporary contraceptives by rural young women in Western Maharashtra. Materials and
methods: Study subjects were asked about use of temporary contraceptives for prevention of first pregnancy, spacing between
two pregnancies and limitation of pregnancies. Interviews were done with help of predesigned questionnaire in local language.
Consent was taken. Results: It was revealed that reported contraceptive use was 78.8%. There were more than 21% young
women who did not want baby, were at risk of unintended pregnancy but were not using contraceptives. Condom and Oral
contraceptive pills were used infrequently. Very few (13%) women used intra uterine device, with more chances of continuity. No
teenager used IUD. In 283 women under 20 years of age, 39.92% used contraception before first pregnancy, 32.86% did not use
any contraceptive between 20-24 years, of 272 women, 37.13% used contraceptive before first pregnancy 16.54% did not use
any. Overall 39.92% of 283 teen agers’ husbands used condom and 7.20% used OCP infrequently. Of 262 women of 20-24 years,
35.68% husbands used condom, 27.48% used OCPS infrequently. Between 25-29 years of 284 women, 43.66% husbands used
condom, 21.37% OCPS infrequently. Significantly more teenagers did not use any contraceptive. More urban couples used
condom compared to rural, but there was no significant difference. Illiterate women did not use any contraceptive, no post
graduate studied had intra uterine device, with no difference in secondary school or under graduate studied rural, urban.
However most women had high secondary school education (84.8%). Conclusion: Many young couples at risk of pregnancy did
not use any contraceptive. There was not much of difference between rural urban. Though illiterate did not use any
contraception, very few primary schools had used IUD, nor their husbands used condom. There was no difference in use of
contraceptives in high secondary school or graduate educated women.
Keywords: Pregnancy; Contraceptive; Intra uterine device; Sterilization; Illiterate

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